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Aide Skills: Bed Bath and Shampooing

presented by Amy Shortall-Cardillo, MSN, RN, COS-C, WCC

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Financial: Amy Shortall-Cardillo is an employee at Concordia Visiting Nurses. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Skin functions as a barrier against harmful components and dehydration of the body. Bathing is an important task that protects the skin. Bathing and shampooing hair remove sweat, oil, dirt, and bacteria from the patient's skin and hair; stimulate circulation; and provide patients with a refreshed and relaxed feeling. Bathing also provides an opportunity to assess the patient's skin condition and any abnormalities. There are multiple methods in which a patient can be bathed, including bed bath, tub bath, sponge bath, and showering. The method used is based on the patient's ability and the written plan of care. This course will provide the home health aide with the basic techniques for providing a bed bath and shampooing hair.

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Amy Shortall-Cardillo, MSN, RN, COS-C, WCC

Amy Shortall-Cardillo is the director of compliance and education at Concordia Community Support Services in Cabot, Pennsylvania. In this role, she is responsible for the quality, compliance, and education programs for multiple home health, hospice, and private duty agencies. Amy ensures that each agency is working effectively toward achieving agency goals in accordance with the…

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1. Concepts for Bathing a Patient in Bed

This chapter reviews how to bathe a patient who is in bed and shampoo their hair.

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